Engineering and Engineering Sciences*

Hsue-shen Tsien**

When one reviews the development of human society in the last half of century, one, is, certainly struck by the phenomenal growth of the importance of technical and scientific research as a determining factor in national and international affairs. It is quite clear that while technical and scientific research was pursued in an unplanned individualistic manner during the earlier days, such research is now carefully controlled in any major nation. Thus technical and scientific research has become a matter of state along with the age old matters such as the agriculture, financial policy, or the foreign relations. A closer examination for the reason of such growth of the importance of research ...

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